As fall officially begins, the A Girl & A Gun Top Shot Third Quarter Match ends. This quarter there was a record 102 participants (which is five percent of AG & AG membership) in 17 chapters across the nation. Even though this is only the first year of the quarterly matches, Sandra Kozero, the national quarterly match coordinator, hopes this number will be closer to 50 percent by this time next year. “As supporters of competitive shooting, we encourage our members to participate in shooting sports. What better way to start than with a handful of your favorite shooting sisters in a safe, fun environment.”
The top shooter in the nation this quarter was Cheryl Fordyce from Tallahassee, Florida, with the fastest time of 9.74 seconds. Coming in second was Jamie Meyer of Oklahoma City at 12.21 seconds. Rounding off the top three was Brandy Bracken from Tallahassee with 14.30 seconds. Carmen Rasmussen, also from Tallahassee, took the bragging rights in the Facilitator category with a time of 10.20 seconds.
This quarter also brought our first ever Youth category competition for members ages 10 to 17 years old. First place in this category went to Edith Van Tassell of San Marcos, Texas, followed by Caitlin Strong of Cheyenne, Wyoming, and Tara Bracken of Tallahassee.
Eleven competitors finished the match with zero penalty points.